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Find Your Science at GSA
12 April 2010
GSA Release No. 10-16
Christa Stratton
Director of Education, Communication, & Outreach
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Volcanoes Like You've Never Seen Them Before

Boulder, CO, USA - Stratigraphy and Geology of Volcanic Areas conveys state-of-the-art methodologies for mapping volcanic areas and highlights recent studies on the stratigraphy, structure, and evolution of both active and extinct volcanic terrains. The 14 chapters in this new Special Paper from The Geological Society of America, as well as the accompanying CD-ROM, present innovations in geological and hazard mapping of volcanic terrains with the goal of explaining field survey methods and their translation into geological maps.

According to the book's editors, Gianluca Groppelli (Instituto per la Dinamica dei Processsi Ambientali–Sezione di Milano) and Lothar Viereck-Goette (Institut für Geowissenschaften, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena), "All of the papers [in this volume] confirm the geological map as the basic document for further and more detailed studies," call the geological map "the warehouse in which to store data on past eruptions and intereruption phenomena with significant implications for volcanic hazard assessment," as well as other volcanological features.

The volume editors "hope that this book will be used for further discussions and analyses to help establish a common world methodology for mapping volcanic areas."

Sites visited, mapped on CD-ROM, and detailed in this Special Paper include the Aeolian Archipelago, Italy; Stromboli volcano, Italy; the volcanic island of Ustica, Italy; Vulsini Volcanoes, central Italy; the Central Anatolian volcanic province, Turkey; Tenerife, Canary Islands; Terceira Island, Azores; Campi Flegrei, Bay of Naples, Italy; Procida Island, Italy; Ischia caldera, Italy; Mount Etna, Greece; the Colima volcanic complex, Mexico; and Arequipa, Peru.

Individual copies of the volume may be purchased through the Geological Society of America online store,, or by contacting GSA Sales and Service, .

Book editors of earth science journals/publications may request a review copy by contacting Jeanette Hammann, .

Stratigraphy and Geology of Volcanic Areas
Gianluca Groppelli and Lothar Viereck-Goette (editors)
Geological Society of America Special Paper 464
SPE464, 291 p. plus CD-ROM, $95.00, GSA Member price $66.00
ISBN 978-0-8137-2464-5